Marh 16: Airline company Vistara, which is a Tata Sons and Singapore Airline’s joint venture, has received the nod for offering services to international destinations. The secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced this recently.
Vistara, with a fleet of more than 20 jets, met the necessary requirements to operate international services in June 2018. The company was planning to roll out its international services in 2018. But the flyer lacked the regulatory sanctions to carry out international services.
CAPA India, an aviation consultancy, has estimated a collective loss of $1.7 billion for the fiscal ending on March 31. Meanwhile, eyeing more profit, most of the Indian airline companies are entering the international market
Vistara was recently in the news for its novel initiative of offering sanitary pads on board on request. The company began practicing this on International Women’s Day. All domestic flights by Vistara will offer sanitary pads for those who need it. With this, the airline has become India’s first to come up with the initiative.
Reports stated that the sanitary napkins provided onboard will be ISO 9001:2015 certified, bio-degradable and organically made using plant-based fibers free of plastic, toxins, and perfume. Passengers will be informed about the availability of the sanitary napkins through the in-flight announcements by the cabin crew on all the flights.